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Following Audu Maikori’s arrest, MI Abaga leads #FreeAudu campaign on social media

This morning, Chocolate City president, Audu Maikori was arrested in Lagos and moved to Abuja following comments and statements he made about the Southern Kaduna killings. Now a campaign for his freedom is trending across social media. On Nigerian Twitter right now, the hashtag #FreeAudu is the number one trending topic with rapper and chocolate city head, MI Abaga as the pioneer. Nigerians are asking for Audu's immediate release as well as fight for freedom of speech. The revelation was

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#JosMassProtest: Jos Mass Protest holds Today In Plateau State | #IStandWithNigeria

All is now set for the Jos Mass Protest. The coalition of Youth Organizations within Plateau State are stage a mass protest today Tuesday 14th February by 8am at the Jos Township Stadium as they intend to further stress the call for a better Nigeria. One of the leaders of the youths,  Amb.  Chris Iyama has confirmed that after meeting various security agents in the state,  all is set and further called on all youths within the state to come out and stand with one voice for

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Senate, Reps Begin Public Hearing On 2017 Budget

The Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Appropriations are expected to begin a three-day detailed public hearing on the 2017 budget today, February 13, 2017. The public hearing is aimed at assisting efforts towards improving transparency in the N7.28 trillion proposed 2017 budget – presented by President Muhammadu Buhari last year. It is understood that about 59 stakeholders are expected to submit memoranda. The stakeholders include the Minister of Budget and National

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Fastest Way to Pay Your Electric Bills With E-VAPP

Paying your electric bills in Nigeria, has always been difficult.  You have to trek or drive to very far offices, just to pay your electric bill, and sometimes the transportation fee could even pay for your electric bill twice over.   But thankfully we have been blessed with E-VAPP ( Electricity Vending Application ), a vending platform that provides easy avenue for prepaid users to purchase electricity token to recharge their prepaid metres. This is so awesome, Now you can pay your

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In Kenya: Court Jails Doctors’ Union Officials For Going On Strike

A Kenyan court on Monday ordered that officials from the national doctors’ union be jailed for one month over the ongoing strike that has crippled public hospitals for 10 weeks. “This court decides to resume its order sentencing the applicants to a one month jail term,” Justice Hellen Wasilwa said. “The applicants have not demonstrated to court any new and compelling issue, or pointed out any mistake or error apparent on the record, or any sufficient cause that would warrant review of the

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South Africans Burn Down Houses Belonging To Nigerians

Some South African nationals in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg, have burned down about 15 houses belonging to immigrants, especially Nigerians residing there. The locals, who were apparently peeved, have accused the non-indigenes of turning their neighbourhood into a drug den. According to Africa Review, some shops belonging to foreign nationals in the area were also looted on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The South African residents in the area are of the opinion that Nigerians had

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“I Am Not A Thief” – James Ibori Cries Out

James Ibori, a former Governor of Delta State, who was recently released from jail in the United Kingdom last December for money laundering, has on Sunday denied that he stole the money. He made this known at a thanksgiving service organised in his honour by the people of Oghara Kingdom at the First Baptist Church, Oghara in Delta State. Speaking in public for the first time since his return from the UK where he served a 13-year jail term for money laundering, Mr Ibori averred that he was

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APC Candidates Win Yobe And Plateau Elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won all the seats in the local government election conducted in the 17 Local Government Areas of the State. The election result was announced on Sunday by Mr Jauro Abdu, the Chairman of the Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission (YSIEC) at a news conference in Damaturu. He said the chairmanship seats for the 17 council areas were contested unopposed by APC candidates. He added that the chairmanship candidate for the National Conscience Party

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How Whistle-Blowers Recovered Another 151m Dollars, N8b Loot For Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said it recovered another $151m and N8bn looted funds from three sources through whistle-blowers. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos, said actionable information given by whistle-blowers to the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation led to the recovery of the looted fund. He said the looted funds do not include the $9.2m in cash allegedly owned by a

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President Buhari says he won’t return until his “doctors are satisfied that certain (health) factors are ruled out”

A copy of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s letter to the National Assembly, extending his vacation has been obtained exclusively by Premium Times. In the letter, Buhari said that he will only return to Nigeria when his London doctors certify him well enough to do so. The letter, dated February 5 2017, read: Further to my letter dated 18th January 2017 in which I notified the Distinguished Senate of taking part of my annual leave. During my leave, I took the opportunity to have routine

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What Does Obasanjo Know About Buhari?

What Does Obasanjo Know About Buhari?, By Azu Ishiekwene Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will officially be 80 in March and there are many who think he is hyperactive for his age. He is probably one of the busiest former presidents, with a schedule that combines half a dozen foreign travels each month and countless domestic trips filled with meetings, speeches and plenty of mischief in between. This piece was written by Azu Ishiekwene. The views and opinions expressed here are those of

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Abuja Airport Closure: NUATE’s Workers Threaten To Withdraw Services

Workers under the aegis of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), have threatened to withdraw their services at Kaduna airport should the Federal Government fail to prioritise their welfare. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, NUATE’s General Secretary, Olayinka Abioye, revealed that the government had not said anything about the staff of workers that would be deployed. Mr. Abioye said that NUATE members in various aviation parastatals under

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